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Knutsford, Cheshire East

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Knutsford, Cheshire East

Knutsford is a town and civil parish in the unitary authority area of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, in North West England. It is about 15 miles southwest of Manchester and 11 miles northwest of Macclesfield. Knutsford is situated on the Cheshire Plain, between the Peak District in the South Pennines to the east and the Clwydian Range in the Welsh mountains to the west.
Administrative CountyCheshire East
Traditional CountyCheshire
OS GridSJ7578
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01565
Population19,607 (2001)

Other names by which Knutsford, Cheshire East has been known in the past

Knotsford ~ Cunetesford

Knutsford, Cheshire East in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Knutsford, market town and par. with ry. sta., Cheshire, in N. of co., near river Birken, 7 miles NW. of Northwich, 15 miles SW. of Manchester, and 172 NW. of London by rail--par., 4931 ac., pop. 4859; town (comprising Nether Knutsford township and part of the township of Over Knutsford), pop. 4290; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Saturday. Knutsford (supposed to have been originally Canutes Ford) is a town of great antiquity; it occupies a pleasant and healthy situation on high ground, and contains many fine residences of Manchester merchants. The town possesses a grammar school, established prior to the Reformation. The mfrs. of cotton, worsted, and leather goods are the chief industries. Knutsford par. contains the townships of Nether Knutsford, 793 ac., pop. 3895, and Over Knutsford, 967 ac., pop. 410.

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